Punjab DGP Gaurav Yadav orders quarterly inspection of gun homes in state
Tribune Information Service
Chandigarh, November 18
Shut on the heels of Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann directing a evaluation of all the present arms licenses to verify gun tradition, Punjab Director Common of Police (DGP) Gaurav Yadav on Friday ordered a compulsory inspection of the retailers, premises and shares of all of the gun homes on a quarterly foundation throughout the state.
The DGP issued instructions to all ranges IGsP/DIGs and all CPs/SSPs of the state, stating that rule 20.14 of Punjab Police Guidelines, 1934, authorises gazetted officers of the police to examine the retailers, premises, and shares of all licensed manufactures and sellers beneath the Arms Act each quarter.
DGP Gaurav Yadav directed all of the CPs/SSPs to make sure that DSPs/ACPs ought to mandatorily verify the retailers, premises and shares of all gun homes falling of their sub divisions each quarter. Aside from this, the District Superintendent of Police is required to conduct no less than one inspection annually, he added.
It’s noteworthy that whereas Punjab has solely 2 per cent of India’s inhabitants, it has practically 10 per cent of the overall licensed weapons which stand at practically 4 lakh, or there are 13 gun licenses for each 1,000 individuals in Punjab.
There’s a enormous inflow of unlawful weapons from throughout the worldwide border and the inter-state borders from states like UP, Bihar and MP. Though the weapons are illegally procured by anti-social components, the ammunition is generally pilfered from native gun homes of Punjab.
In the meantime, CPs/SSPs have additionally been requested to ship district-wise quarterly reviews to the Armament Department of the Provisioning Wing, whereas, all of the Vary IGPS/DIGs have been informed to watch compliance.